Music traditionally is an externally absorbed medium, which has become more and more internalised by the use of headphones, whilst phone calls, which have largely been closed / private conversations in phone boxes and quiet spaces, have moved to the external spaces – whereby we can all eavesdrop.
People will generally react against adopting new ways of behaviour (working, learning etc) if it feels so alien to their current behaviour. Therefore making comparisons with mobile phone calls in public and Twitter usage can identify our subtle shift of personal boundaries.
This blog post was brought to you after reading the intro to the book and observational genius of All Ears by Michael Holden
I’m becoming a bit obsessed with why some people continually resist change, and there will be many more posts here on the subject I’m sure